Anyone have some helpful or humorous advice as to how to stay motivated when knitting a pair of socks? I always find that once I finish that first one, I'm so eager to start another project that my motivation to knit the sock's mate begins to wane.
Currently on the Sticks:
~Silver's Socks (3rd pair)
~Vintage style headband (my own design)
I'm the same as auburnchick...one project at a time. I always tell myself that it's not a finished object until the second sock is completed. I won't allow myself to start something else or even take pictures of one finshed sock - it has to be a pair. Besides, you can't wear them until you make both, right?
If you figure it out, let me know. I usually want to wear them right away, so that requires two (except for my first pair, when I was so proud of myself for knitting one that I wore it while knitting the second). But I hated doing the toe-up method so much for the entrelac sock, I'm really dreading #2. I might force myself to do the toe (again, it's been frogged once already) tonight so I can take it on a road trip tomorrow and make some real progress. <whine>But I have new yarn arriving today for a new project, and I want to work on the other [two] pairs of socks I've got going :( </whine> At least pair #2 is being knit two at a time (on size 0s, talk about slow going!) and pair #3 is with really cool yarn on size 2s (lightning speed!).
I don't allow my evil twin to have any discussion with me about it. I just CO and start knitting whether I want to or not. I am, however, going to invest in another set of DPNs for the next pair and knit both at the same time to see if that makes a difference.
I'm still new to knitting socks so when I finish the first one I always put it on when I sit down to knit. I look ridiculous but it makes me want to finish the mate. Plus I can't wait to post a FO picture and that motivates me too!
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